Aarti Betigeri

Delhi, India

Professional Experience

From interviewing Benazir Bhutto to hanging at President Rajapaksa's summer house, from reporting on Kolkata's urban renewal to Mumbai's slums, from interviewing India's chief economic advisor to covering India's tourism rebranding - when it comes to South Asia coverage, I've done it all. Originally hailing from Australia - where I was a television journalist for the government broadcaster, ABC - I now mostly write magazine features for publications around the world from my base in India. I am currently the New Delhi correspondent for Monocle, contributing magazine stories and radio work, and I welcome any opportunity for more freelance work. I am a pure generalist: I can, and do, write on everything from society & culture to economics, travel to politics. While based in New Delhi, I travel regularly around the region. You can find out more here: www.aartibetigeri.com.


5 Years
10 Years
TV Reporter
5 Years


Broadcasting - News - TV (National)
5 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
Wire Service
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

11 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (10+), Monocle (10+), The Christian Science Monitor (6-10)

Other Work History

Prior to arriving in India in 2008, I worked as a television and radio journalist for Australia's public broadcasters, ABC and SBS. I have also spent time as an online journalist and a wire news editor (Australian Associated Press)

Technical Skills

Video editing: Grass Valley, Premiere, Final Cut. Radio editing: Audacity. Photo editing: Photoshop.

Foreign Language Skills

Basic Hindi


Audio recorder - Marantz. Digital camera -Canon Powershot. Editing programs - Audacity.

Work Permits & Visas

Work visa for India. Australian citizenship


Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia